Ferrum College’s First-ever Giving Day Exceeds Goal!

Close to $20,000 in 24 hours raised through campus and online giving.

Ferrum College Mexico E-term 2014.Ferrum, Va. (June 5, 2014) – Students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends came together for 24 hours, on campus and online, for Ferrum College's inaugural “Giving Day,” held this year in celebration of the College’s Centennial. The 100th anniversary goal of 100 gifts was exceeded and the total raised was nearly $20,000, which included an anonymous challenge gift of $5,000 to incentivize and encourage donors to reach the goal.

“I am absolutely thrilled by the response to our first ever ‘Giving Day’,” said Ferrum College President Jennifer Braaten. “I am extremely grateful to all of the alumni, students, faculty, staff and other College friends who came together to make such a positive impact in such a short period of time. They truly exemplify our motto, ‘Not Self, But Others.’”

Giving Day benefitted the Ferrum Fund, which directly impacts the daily lives of students by improving campus facilities, providing vital financial aid, supporting student research projects, attracting and retaining exceptional faculty, developing athletic programs, and more.

When making his gift online, Ferrum College Distinguished Alumni Award recipient Al Midgett ’79, founder of The Noblemen, wrote, “I gave today and I'm excited to re-engage with Ferrum and better understand how to serve."

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About the photograph: Ferrum College students visited the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City during this year's e-term class Globalizing Religion, Service Learning and Christianity in Mexico, one of many programs supported by the Ferrum Fund.